Recently, All India Management Association (AIMA) has announced many changes regarding the conduction of MAT September 2018 Examination. The frequent changes confused the candidates about the last date of application and exam timeline. With the final schedule available, students can now check the official website to confirm the exam dates.
Final MAT Schedule
The topmost query was whether September 02, 2018, Phase 1 PBT, will take place for candidates who registered until August 24 or August 27, 2018. So, to clear the confusion the September 02 exam will conduct for applicants who have registered until August 27. For candidates who will register for PBT until September 08 will appear for Phase 2 on September 15, 2018. The exam will take place along with CBT on the same day.
For the Phase 1 PBT, the admit card was available from August 25, 2018. For the registration between Aug 25-27, the admit card has also been available. For the rest of the registrations, it will release cumulatively on September 11, 2018. You can download it from the mat.aima.in, after entering Registration Number, Date of Birth, or Emai ID.
Changes Announced by AIMA for MAT Sep
The first change was announced by AIMA was on August 24, 2018, when it extended the registration dates to August 27. Though for the PBT the admit was released on August 25 as scheduled. The next change was announced in the morning of August 28, when the registration was extended until September 08 for PBT and the exam was scheduled to take place in both modes on September 15 only. So, it was unexpected that both modes taking place on one day.
On the same day, by the evening, the AIMA change the schedule again, which announced to conduct the paper-based test in two phases. So, these were the changes announced by the exam conducting body. If in case, you still have any confusion regarding the exam date, you can check the image above or ask in comments below.
Will there be any further changes in MAT Sep?
For now, we cannot say anything, but we see last year trends, the exam conducting body made such kind of changes in the previous session also. In which the PBT took place in two phases and CBT in one day only. There was no change in the computer-based test date form starting. So in this session, if there will be any changes, the same will be reflected on the official website or you can keep checking mba.aglasem.com for the latest updates.
About MAT September 2018
The MAT September 2018 is the first session for admission in the academic year 2019-21 in the MBA programme. Candidates who do not want to register for this session or want to appear again can wait for MAT December 2018, MAT February 2019, and MAT May 2019. In case, a candidate for more than one session, then he/she can use the best scores to apply for any MAT associated colleges.
The MAT scores are applicable in more than 600 colleges. Though students can apply in the maximum of 7 Mangement Institutes through AIMA MAT. For the institutes selected, the exam conducting body will automatically send the scores to the selected colleges. Though candidates must keep the track of the opted colleges application form, GDPI dates by visiting the official websites frequently.
In the MAT exam, there are five sections comprise of Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Mathematical Skills, and Indian & Global Environment. Each section has 40 questions making a total of 200 questions. In the exam, there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark and 1 mark awarded for each correct answer.
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